audiobiography: punk me tender

The Audiobiography series invites artists to narrate the first-hand account of their lives (thus far) through soundtrack as score. A sonic signature in framework, fashion and function, Audiobiographies explore the lives of creatives through the universal language of music… that cosmic connective chord maintaining said constellation’s lived terrestrial tapestry animating this world. *** The mysterious…

mood : ring

sometimes, in the anywheres, within and about the world, synchronized tunes and proximal views align in a multi-sensory harmony, in those moments a signature mood defines itself in tandem with a sui generis ring. below, as always, record of said times, when universal rhythms harmonize, and snapshots manifest scene soundtracks… effectually, this is the space…

conversessions: interviews & profiles

Conversessions Interviews: conversations, inner visions and verbose versions of sessions in the season of this semi-charmed life… I riff a bit, and sometimes, just sometimes, I’m granted creative company to share in said discursive exchange… below, records of said sometimes scenarios. & Profiles in Pop: [… the other rhymes, the leitgeist zeitgeist monologues muses… beyond…

re:code.fm :: 21 Canon Pop Albums

The “Unforgettable” project takes a look at the key and important albums that have come to define the alternative experience. With the deluge of music in the present era, these “unforgettable” and ultra-important gems are lost in the undertow. … was the boilerplate for this, my first, column over at the now-defunct D.C. culture site,…

soundtrekking: music (re)views

The foyer parlor of this humble abode, in a manner of speaking… the hearth, the heartbeat, and nuclear pulse encompassing this medley of a Millennial scene pop music culture crux… simply: riffs on music, literary roams between the digital page and the dome, on aural compositions recorded for interpersonal exchange… written reciprocity from the audience…

live-fi: gigs & live shows

Expressions of immediate retrospection on those momentous occasions when I bore witness to sirens and sires in their performative spheres… again, as it would seem, merging synesthetic worlds with quasi-sensible words into a stream of conscious composition… a verbal point-of-view about those who gallivant across this life on-stage, from a pit and/or place just beyond…

A.V Hub: video music (re)views

Musings on visualized music… observations in linguistic rhythm of sound over time… a random collection of audio-visual points I’ve viewed… just the work of a scribe pop-birthed in the age of total request life… shift the station, reign the channel. Aural.Video: Signature Vantages on Sonic Cinema *** “Black Jesus † Amen Fashion” (Mugler SS12 Womenswear),…

biorhythmic : gagavision

A bit of an audiobiography, somewhat a haustory, but, effectually, nothing more, nor less, than biorhythmic record of discursive synchronicity… Fundamentally: this is the nook of the book where real-time (albeit finite) record of Gaga’s anthology (since stellar genesis occurred, within some capacity, on a Radio City Music Hall stage in 2009) is haused. The…

biorhythmic : britney

once upon a time, a slice of eons ago, i spent a couple of years mastering the art and science of global media and communication exploring britney jean spears as subcultural youth icon of the bush era… it, was fun, functional, and a bit fringe-element, but so it is and here we are. that said,…

Britney Tweets 2007, Ep. 1

if… IF I were to blinkk this I would probably say… because if ifs and ands were pots and pans there’d be no betta work for tinker’s hands, because pink wigs birthed millennial whiplash, because it’s the rhyme behind seasonal reason, because you’re not B and will never see it her way… because Britney didn’t…

Keep Calm + Kari On with… Zedd

“Opening skies with broken keys…” By now this young maestro’s hands have been heard around the world and weberverse; from Holy Ship to Ultra, Born This Way Ball to Poseidon Tour, Zedd’s fingers have fueled quite the spectral pulse. What about the mind behind the music, though? What makes Zedd’s metronome tick, and what cultivates…

Why New Blood, Why Now?: Nine Minutes with Morgan Spurlock

As a bit of a Pop fiend, it was a pleasure to discuss New Blood with Morgan Spurlock; as a bit of a Pop theorist, it’s something of a marvel to ponder the nine-minute manifesto… SxB: Why New Blood, why now? “I don’t know if it was a question of now, or if I just…

Electric World Life :: Sandbar 45

“You know when a famous person dies, and there’s those kids who say the celebrities didn’t die – they just post on a remote island somewhere… welcome to Sandbar 45.” Amidst the scattered debris of yachts and planes lost at sea, there lies an island where lost celebrity lives. It’s a pristine parallel universe nestled…

Vol. 21: The Fame, Lady Gaga

Pop: grab your old girl with her new tricks, if this was Gaga’s first and last album it would be just as complete as it is in context as a dynasty starter. The Fame is nothing more and nothing less than a perfect Pop debut through and through. Visceral, catchy, panoramic, reflective, progressive, chock full…

The Nativity, The Passion, The Pascha Pop Soul of “The Cure”

Live from the Calvary that is Coachella, welcome to this Pop Communion that is The Cure … Feels, on, reals. So it is and, again, here we are… and #againagain I don’t really know where to begin or end with this one as again again again there is no beginning or end to the perpetual…

Vol. 20: Endtroducing…, DJ Shadow

Joshua Paul Davis emerged from the blackout – heroically from the shadows – to redefine an art form, resurrect a genre, and reflect the essence of a culture with his debut album, Endtroducing…. The 1996 release told the tale, that in 2010, portrays modern hip-hop’s epic poem on record. DJ Shadow laid the foundation for…

The De Jure, The De Facto, The Glory of Britney Spears’ Tribal Gospel

First things first: #HOWCANYOUREADTHISTHERESNOPICTURES Second things next: Sort it out, education is the motivation #Literacy #ImaginationPassport #GetToWork *And now: our regularly scheduled programming* So… in the two years and miscellany of months since Britney Jean… many dramatic learning scenarios have unfolded… for the shown world, and both a one Miss Britney Jean Spears, and mutually…

Vol. 17: The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, Lauryn Hill

In 1998, Lauryn Hill released a cultural landmark – one part enemy of the state, one part love story – which entirely rewrote the curriculum for hip-hop on the brink of a new millennium. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill is H.E.R. story – of hip-hop and its truest personification. Lauryn recorded The Miseducation to resurrect…

Vol. 19: Blackout, Britney Spears

2007 climaxed the greatest American tale since The Civil War, and Britney Spears’ Blackout was our living soundtrack. Just as Spears was our blue-eyed child of misfortune, “Blackout” is the requiem of our American Dream. Britney was an ideal created in our own image. Our image, our perception of our self worth, in the past…

Vol. 16: Confessions on a Dancefloor, Madonna

In 2005, Madonna dropped the world like a discoball. She created one of the decade’s best albums as she had created her entire career: by producing a self-context so great that it becomes the world’s Pop conscience. If “the main problem with 2008’s Hard Candy was that Madonna seemingly didn’t care,” and “with American Life…

In Coversession: Nick Lepard

Nick Lepard: painter by way of Vancouver with portraiture as richly layered as his artistic perspective; check out my interview with Lepard. “My goal is to reflect people in the modern world, but not the modern world itself;” meet Nick Lepard, a 22-year-old artist by way of Vancouver. As the product of a media immersed…

Vol. 4: Frank, Amy Winehouse

Amy, Amy, Amy… born to blossom, bloom to perish, sleep to wake again. Drake says you can’t bring the future back, but when Winehouse asks of herself in 2003’s Frank, “Where’s my moral parallel?” she defied that theory; Back to Black was the fateful answer –– the artistic masterpiece, and beautiful disaster –– but as…

Vol. 1: My First Mixtape, Lily Allen

Good Morning. What’s so special about Saturday morning? Depends on whether the Friday night before it was memorably forgotten… Art is said to imitate life, but it is an amazing moment when the imitation collapses in the presence of life as art. Much like that one strikingly familiar stranger from an otherwise forgettable Friday night,…